December 5, 2016

Study: Teens Are Dumb When it Comes to Fake News!

November 30, 2016 Rich Ord 0

A Stanford Study of 7,804 students from middle school through college illustrated that young people are clueless in knowing what is actual news versus sponsored content. This study comes on the heels of fake news hysteria that Facebook and other social media sites possibly impacted the presidential election. Facebook CEO […]

Facebook Embracing Artificial Intelligence

November 14, 2016 Rich Ord 0

When you think of Facebook, you think of data, but not so much technology. Get ready for an in-depth preview of how Facebook is and is further planning to use artificial intelligence and other key technologies that they see as critical to their future. “Facebook’s long-term roadmap is focused on […]

YouTube HDR Truly Brings Internet Video to the Living Room Screen

November 8, 2016 Rich Ord 0

YouTube announced today support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), improving the brightness, image contrast and color range of videos. This is yet another step in YouTube’s goal of offering content that can play on large HDTV screens. “HDR videos have higher contrast, revealing precise, detailed shadows and stunning highlights with […]

IBM Watson to Predict the Future

November 1, 2016 Rich Ord 0

Within 10 years, IBM believes that it’s artificial intelligence driven Watson will literally predict the future. “It won’t be long before Watson is predicting the future,” said Dr. John E. Kelly III, IBM senior vice president of Cognitive Solutions and IBM Research, at the World of Watson conference in Las […]

Microsoft’s AI Team Reaches Historic Speech Recognition Milestone

October 19, 2016 Rich Ord 0

In an historic breakthrough, Microsoft’s AI team has developed technology that recognizes speech as well as humans. Their research team published a paper (PDF) showing that their speech recognition system makes errors at the same rate as a professional transcriptionists, which is 5.9%. The IBM Watson research team published a […]

Watch the Final Debate via YouTube!

October 18, 2016 Rich Ord 0

Google has made it easy to watch the final presidential debate right on YouTube. “Over the past three debates you’ve come to YouTube to follow live coverage from more news organizations than ever before,” says Brandon Feldman, who is YouTube’s head of news partnerships. “And Wednesday’s third and final debate […]

Pinterest Now Has a 150 Million Monthly Users

October 18, 2016 Rich Ord 0

Pinterest continues to grow in popularity, having gone from 100 Million monthly users in September 2015 to 150 million today. Pinterest is also losing its status as a platform that is primarily for women, with men now making up 40% of all users, which is a 70% increase over last […]

Facebook Exploding as International Marketing Platform

October 12, 2016 Rich Ord 0

Facebook sees a huge opportunity to become the marketing platform of record for businesses seeking to reach consumers and other businesses to promote cross-country sales. Facebook is uniquely positioned as both a social platform and a marketing platform that has an astounding 1.7 billion monthly active users, one-fifth of the […]

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